The Joint Venture Protective Carbine (JVPC) has been jointly developed by Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), and Small Arms Factory, Kanpur.
The weapon system has undergone initial development trials, pre-user internal trials, user trials and trials by Director General of Quality Assurance (DGQA). Having completed User trials by the Army and is ready for induction.
Primarily a gas-operated automatic 5.56 x 30 mm calibre weapon can fire at the rate of 700 rounds per minute. Its key features like high reliability, low recoil, retractable butt, ergonomic design, single-hand firing capability, and multiple Picatinny rails.